The riveting debut work from celebrated newcomer Lish McBride, Hold Me Closer, Necromancer drops a seemingly average boy into the adventure of a lifetime. Sam can’t complain about much, even if his job isn’t the most glamorous one around. But his world gets a whole lot more complicated when he crosses paths with Douglas, a necromancer who gets paid to raise the dead. Douglas thinks Sam might have the right touch for necromancing, and when this turns out to be all too true, Sam faces unimaginable dangers.
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I will love you all night long...
I listened to the audiobook first, and frankly, the audiobook kept me on edge all day/night long. Just like a printed book, I couldn't put it down - i would have kept my headphones on and let myself listen to it in the dark, but I'm not going to lie... on occasion, this book gave me the heebie-jeebies.
Everything? The pacing, the plot, the character development - probably the characters, and how familiar they become. Each character is well-developed, and I can see myself knowing and loving these characters in real life, especially Sam.
I would have said it started slow, but frankly, I think it needed it, because that momentum at the end would have been too fast if it hadn't had the slow build of character and plot development - no action by any character ever surprised me, and for me, that's a good thing - I feel like when the plot finally resolved, my thoughts were "YES, this is right and correct."
I think Jonathan Todd Ross' performance is amazing - I can't imagine Sam with any other voice now, and frankly, I can hear it in my head as I think about the book. That character voice develops the character even further, putting in details about him that while not written, I think are implied by subtext in the book. His sarcasm, dry wit - even his anger and other emotions are truly drawn out by Ross' performance in a way that it just can't in print...
I truly enjoyed this book, and I would categorize it as a spiritual successor to "Good Omens" or "The Dresden Files" - NOT those sparkly vampire copycats. It's humor is sharp and dry, with pop-culture and music references all over the place. This book has brains and literary brawn.
This book was recommended to me and I will happily recommend it to you, whoever you are.
- Amazon Customer
Fun and Quirky..
- Kindle Customer "Mommy of twins"